tv The Early Show CBS November 25, 2011 7:00am-9:00am EST
good morning. millions of shoppers getting up early, or staying up late to grab those black friday bargains. behave people. with half a trillion dollars up for grabs, we will ask the ceo of macy's what do retailers really want for christmas. three american students accused of fire bombing police in cairo are still in custody, a day after an egyptian court ordered their release. it will be an anxious weekend of waiting for families at home in the states. a live tv experiment. five people swimming with sharks in an ocean without a cage for 24 hours. we will ask a shark expert why they are doing it and how it feels to share the water with a
great white "early" this friday morning, november 25th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a friday morning. a beautiful sunrise. what a day to sit home and online shop! >> what a day or you could swim with the sharks or you could go stand in a black friday line today. >> got it all for you this morning. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill on off this morning. the latest on black friday as the holiday shopping season officially gets under way. it began late last night and early this morning. thousands of stores across the country, this morning, millions of people are already at work. >> take a look at the hawthorne shopping center in vernon illinois west of chicagoship i've been there. there is a giant traffic jam of shoppers. right now, it has the scene of rush hour traffic.
maybe it's a rush to spend and elaine quijano is back here in manhattan at macy's where thousands of people were waiting as it opened at midnight last night, first time ever. great to see you, elaine. >> reporter: good morning to you. this is, as you noted, the official start to the holiday shopping season and the holidays account for about 25% to 40% of annual retail sales. so for stores, there is a lot on the line. black friday has always been a big day for retailers. but despite the 152 million consumers expected to shop this holiday weekend, it could be a bit of a bust. >> there is no jobs program, there's no tax rebates the president has put on the table so it's really up to the consumer to go toe the line themselves. >> reporter: blame it on high floimt and unemployment and low consumer
confidence. of those planning on shopping will wait and see if this weekend's bargains are worth getting out and going to shop for. so retailers are pulling out all of the stops to make sure they are. >> they finally recognized that they have to get in competition with the online retailers. so look for retailers to get very aggressive when it comes to offering deals all different hours of the day. >> 3-2-1! >> reporter: including earlier than ever before openings. stores like macy's and target's kohl's all opened their door at midnight. many americans still embrace black friday enthusiastic like tito hearnrnandez who has been camped out at this best buy since monday morning. >> i'm getting tvs.
super bowl sundays will be pretty good at my house. >> reporter: but this year it might take more than one black friday to get u.s. retailers out of the red. and analysts this year are predicting a 2.8% increase in holiday sales. that would actually be down compared to last year when there was about a 5% increase. rebecca? >> cbs' elaine quijano at macy's, thanks. joining us is the president and ceo of macys, terry lundgren. last night, the store opens at midnight. first time ever. what is going like down there at macy's this morning? >> it's going strong. you know, i was here and, of course, because i'm always here for our opening, but i was a little bit surprised when i went around the block and the entire, you know, square block in new york of macy's harold square to see the entire circumference of our store surrounded by about
10,000 customers at 11:30 p.m. waiting to get in at midnight. so we are pretty pleased with the crowd. >> one big question about the economy overall. from what you're seeing now in terms of black friday what do you think about this christmas and the health of the american consumer? are things better than they were last year and are they improving as an overall economy? >> well, let me speak for macy's first. we are a rather large retailer. last year $25 billion in sales and over 800 department stores with the macy's brand. we are having the best year in a decade so our sales are up 5.3% on same store sales and we're very, very pleased with our performance. so in our case we feel great about the momentum we are coming into this fourth quarter with and feel very confident about our potential for continued great sales throughout the holiday season. overall, as far as the economy is concerned, you know, you're
seeing lots of signs of weakness out there, and what we are all hoping for is that the overall economy improves and so all boats rise. at the moment you're seeing some winners and some losers in the retail field. fortunately, we're on the winning side. >> terry lundgren thanks for joining us this black friday and have a good one. >> thanks rebecca. >> good luck to the retailers and happy shopping to all of the shoppers. hope you have good news to report. 24 hours after officials announced the three students in egypt would be released still no word from them. >> elizabeth palmer is in cairo with more. good morning to you, liz. >> reporter: good morning. it's pretty loud here. i'm in tahrir square which is filling up once again very fast but you ask about the students. that's right. we think they are still in the police station here. they are certainly still in
custody, working with their lawyer going through lengthy bureaucratic procedures before they are finally physically allowed to go free. at the american university of cairo dorm where the three students lived, friends were waiting to welcome them relieved to hear the egyptians weren't going to press charges. >> my first reaction just because i know them personally, was that there's no way that they could have had those, you know? i don't think they would of figured out how to get molotov cocktails. >> i wanted to come here and see them before they leave. i've been freaking out the past few days. >> reporter: the three who haven't been seen by family or friends except in this police video on egyptian state television, may not be freed from custody until the end of the muslim weekend on sunday. today, though, demonstrators in tahrir square have called for another million man march, demanding the military give up power immediately to a ka
caretaker government. but the generals have refused in a televised press conference. the people have entrusted us with a mission said this general and if we abandon is now, it would be a betrayal. although the violence on the edge of tahrir square has stopped, the dangerous political standoff in egypt continues with elections slated to begin in only four days. the generals offered a big political concession earlier this week. they said, look, we will be gone by next summer. so to force them to take another step back that this demonstration is just going to have to be enormous the size of the ones we were seeing in january. chris? >> quick question before you. if the generals decide they will not step down which it looks as if they will not do how much uglier can this situation possibly get? >> reporter: it will depend on the messages coming from the
political leadership but people are really angry, especially in the wake of so many having been killed this week. i think it's fragile and it could actually get very violent very fast once again. chris? >> cbs' elizabeth palmer in cairo, thank you very much. we turn to politics. washington, d.c. >> correspondent whit johnson is there with a look at how dysfunctional things are right now. . whit, good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: like most americans, congress off for another holiday weekend. no surprise. considering congress has had more vacation days this year than the number of bills they have passed and sent to the president. new york city is notorious holiday season gridlock has nothing on washington, d.c. >> nothing big is getting done in washington. >> reporter: where the 112th congress according to university of virginia larry sabato is as backed up as ever.
>> you have nobody in the middle to broker deals. >> reporter: the failure of the super committee this week how to tackle the nation's debt was a continuation of the same old fight, one that caused a credit downgrade and near government default in august and a near government shutdown back in april. >> they should be doing everything in their power to make our economy stronger not weaker. >> reporter: naturally, both sides blame each other for the lack of progress. >> we never got the democrats, whether it's the white house, or where we are today, we have never gotten them to a point where there was, yes. >> reporter: for perspective on the current gridlock take a look back at the nickname do nothing 80th congress under president harry truman. even they passed 906 public bills that were signed into law. under president george w. bush the 110th congress passed 415. this congress about halfway through its term, has passed only 44. with voters going to the polls in just under a year, politico's chief congressional correspondent jonathan allen
says a change for the better is unlikely. >> that we have got a compressed policy schedule and an expanded election cycle. these guys are running constantly and they don't have time to sit there and work with each other when they are insulting each other to make sure they win the next election. >> reporter: benefits for the long-term unemployed and tax cuts exspeier at the the end of the year. once again congress is staring down another deadline and failure to act could have another impact on millions of americans. >> whit johnson in washington for us thank you. also in d.c. this morning, one of the newest members of congress, west virginia democrat and senator joe manchin. he says every time he meets with voters, he apologized. good to see you, senator, this morning. >> good morning, chris. >> a tongue in cheek here. i want to begin with congress' approval rating at 9% and put this in context a little bit for the people at home. during watergate, president nixon was polling at 24%. b.p. polling at 24% during the
gulf oil spill. the u.s. adopting communism running at 11%. what does congress have to be thankful for at 9% approval rating on this day after thanksgiving? >> i can't even find a 9% that approves of anything we are doing so i don't know where they are getting that number from. >> how do you improve it? that is the big question. right now, we are talking about all of this dysfunction and gridlock. what can get done at this particular time? >> we have to come forward and it has to be about this country, about the next generation. right now it's about individual politics and partisan politics and we are not getting anywhere because we are afraid who is going to get credit for something if we fix something. we have the blame game down to a science. by the end of every day, we know exactly how to blame somebody else and it's wrong. it's not how we did things in west virginia and where i come from we try to work together and identify the big problems. right now, when you think about it, 15 trillion dollars in debt right now, our country is 17 trillion by next year. we are going to 21 trillion.
break this down in smaller denomination, every business day, chris, we go $5 billion more. we have to borrow to run this country. >> on monday before the super committee announced its failure to reach a deal you sent a letter to president obama and asked him to intervene. he did not. do you see this a massive failure in leadership? >> well, it's first of all, leadership have to lead and be involved and whether it's the president or the leaders of congress, we have to set our mark and what we are going to achieve and our goal. we are not doing that because they are afraid of what is best for the next election of next year. in 2012. it should be about the next generation, chris. not about the next election. and we're not looking far enough. i don't want to go down history as you just mentioned since truman. this congress has done less than any other congress. i don't want to go down in history as being a generation that's turned over the keys to the next generation with the country in worst shape. that's never happened and i will do all i can to make sure it doesn't happen.
>> if that was do nothing congress the 80th you have to come up with a whole different name for your congress at this rate. i want to talk about immediate concerns that are kind of relevant to the super committee's failure right now. . the millions of americans who are struggling and currently unemployed the temporary payroll tax cut and do you see those being extended and do you support those being extended first of all? >> unemployment and people are still struggling finding jobs and an awful lot of people that need retraining. i believe to get -- make sure there is a component of education and a component of retraining before people continue to extend unemployment benefits. that way they will be trained for the jobs in the 21st century. the market is changing and we have to change with that. that would be, i think, the best way to do it. as far as the payroll extension on that one there i think the american people are willing to say, listen we'll sacrifice. we won't take that extension if you'll do meaningful tax reform. we have got to make sure we get
our financial house in order and, right now we can't do that. there is not fairness. you look at the occupy group and the tea party group and one saying you spend too much from the tea party. occupy saying you left 99% of measure behind. chris, they are both right. with that being said we have to put fairness to the system. i believe there would be a perfect time for us to put all of that together and say, listen, we are going to sacrifice the payroll tax extensions if you do meaningful tax reform and a beautiful way for us to get our house in order, i really believe. >> it's a starting point. senator, thanks for taking the time on this day after thanksgiving. have a good holiday weekend. >> thank you for having me chris. appreciate it. we turn now to terrell brown with a check of today's other headlines. >> we begin with the markets this morning. worries over europe's debt crisis sent global markets on a losing streak. nikkei down more than 2.5% for the week and hang sang shed more
than 1%. dax down nearly 1% in early trading and on the verge of posting biggest weekly loss in two months. dow futures are headed lower for today's shortened session. chicago police on hunt for a suspected gunman suspectinged killing his ex-girlfriend at a hospital complex. police say he shot her last in the parking garage. the hospital locked down several hours but the gunman managed to escape. in arizona gabrielle giffords helped serve a thanksgiving dinner at a base in tucson. it was her first visit with constituents since shot in the head in january. they stayed about an hour. in western australia, more than 400 firefighters have been battling a brush fire destroyed more than 30 homes. the fire spread when a control burn got out of control on wednesday. time for weather. now here's a loo
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it is 25 minutes past 7:00, it is a gorgeous get up and go. i guess today it is a case of getting up and going shopping or if you are a car carrier heading out to sea. >> that may have brought somebody's present into the port of baltimore. today is milder with a high temperature of 63, maybe even warmer and just a ton of sun. it is in the comfortable low 40s right now. now, here is sharon gibala wjz tv traffic control. good morning. >> not that much going on out there on this black friday. just three accidents. one of those accidents in
boston in own harvard road. another one there and another one there. as far as other issues there is a downed pole there. the biggest area of parking lot is full in arundel mills. most of the others seem to have plenty of space. back over to you. >> we will continue that day after thanksgiving tradition maryland shoppers cashing in on black friday bargains but things appear to be different. andrea andrea fujii is outside the target there. >> reporter: there are not big crowds because they opened early. >> for several years we have been opening on thanksgiving
day. >> but stores still expect lots of sales today. about 34% of consumers plan to shop on black friday, that is up 3% from last year. for local shoppers that are braving the crowd it is all about strategy and many are using smart phones to shop on line even while in a store, one an experts recommend google shopper, available for both iphones and android. that is also a favorite. back to you. >> the day of feast turns into a day of morning there. a car plowed into men there. one of them died. investigators believe the driver passed out behind the wheel. scientists are taking steps to learn more about the earthquake that rumbled through here. they are placing underground estimates here and across the country. they hope it will give them new insight into what causes them
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a beautiful day after thanksgiving here in new york city. hopefully, where you are waking up today, it is just an ideal day to shop. >> an ideal day to stay inside and fight some crowds. enjoy yourself. >> i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. erica hill is probably online at best buy. we have heard sharks get a bad wrap. because all they do is eat people like us. they deserve our respect and protection tonight. people in south africa are ready to put their bodies on the line to prove that no cage -- >> it sounds like you contradicted yourself there. one second you said they eat people and then you said they don't get enough respect. >> for the scientists not us.
>> these people are going to be swimming with the sharks in the ocean literally around the clock. 24-hour experiment under way on television. coming up, we will talk to their adviser who has gone swimming with great white sharks 50 or 70 times himself and done it and live to taleell the tale. >> i say you need a bigger boat. here is terrell brown at the news desk with a check of today's other headlines for us. >> good morning. millions of americans nationwide hit the stores early this black friday morning. many retailers open their doors to the big crowds at midnight and some earlier. retailers hope to ring up $466 billion in sales this holiday season. that is up nearly 3% over last year. you knew this was coming. while most shoppers hit the aisles peacefully a dustup in los angeles. at a walmart a shopper fired pepper spray after the store opened. 20 people suffered minor injuries and the pepper sprayer is still being sought this
morning. a massive protest in egypt. tens of thousands gathered in tahrir square what is called the last chance million man protest and demanding the military government step down. paper work is apparently slowing down the release of the three american students held in egypt in their alleged role in a protest this week. at the may tomorrow night, "48 hours mystery aahashas a rags to riches
fairy tale. correspondent richard schlesinger has a preview. >> reporter: harold landry is a louisiana millionaire, cajun, right down to his dna, but he is also a maverick who ended up in england for a new life that surprised pretty much everyone. ♪ >> ageless story is a world of two tales. >> reporter: harold landry had it all and made it all himself. >> he went from down the bayou living with nothing to living in a fine british manner home. i'm pat fanning and i'm a friend of harold landry who came to be known as h. >> reporter: landry made his fortune in the oil business. in 1999 he was retired and he was falling in love with lucy davies a young british music student he met on the internet. by 2:00002, landry and lucy were married and harold landry traded life in louisiana for the english countryside and his new
life as an english country gentleman. >> his personality was big. yeah, h did pretty good. >> reporter: but landry's friends wondered what lucy saw in landry. she was half his age. >> the love affair between h and lucy was that lucy loved h's money and h loved lucy's appearance. >> reporter: the marriage began to deteriorate and as it did, things became violent at the landry estate. on the night of february 1st, 2010, authorities were called to the home. officer season elcox found lucy bleeding on the side of the road just outside landry's house. >> she had a very very large gash to her left cheek. she also had a very large butcher's knife that was still in her. >> reporter: lucy had been stabbed over 20 times. landry admitted stabbing his wife to death and while his english neighbors were shocked, people who knew him in louisiana were not. it turns out there was a lot
more to the landry story than anyone realized and we got to hear and see both sides of it in louisiana and in england. "48 hours" is the only organization that has been able to interview landry since lucy's murder and to hear from lucy's teenage son who was in the house the night his mother was stabbed to death. he's a remarkable and very impressive young man but to find out more tune in tomorrow night for "murder at the manor." now back to chris and rebecca. >> thanks so much. you can see "48 hours mystery murder at the manor" 10:00/9:00 central on cbs. come up next when the presidential candidates hit the road the president corps is with them every step of the way. >> a behind the scenes look at covering a campaign when "the early show" continues. [ female announcer ] at jcpenney this thanksgiving... ...shop jcp.com all day from the comfort of your home, or shop in store friday starting at 4am. find over 500 black friday deals... ...like $39.88 xersion down coats to keep her warm...
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tell us what it is like. >> this is sarah boxer. it is about 6:00 in the morning. everyone's beauty hour. i don't normally look like this during the day but, unfortunately, i do look like this at this time of morning. >> so one of the big things to do every morning is to label the tapes. >> these are all of my gizmos and gadgets. literally basically never, every, leave my side ever. >> also key that we get all of our gear like batteries, tapes, and that we don't leave them in the hotel. that would be bad! i always get nervous that i'm going to leave something behind. also super key. the bill under the door. when walk around with this everyone wants to talk to you about it. everyone wants to know what kind of camera it is what you're doing with it, who you're shooting. >> audible presents "the new
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cain, my life has been chaotic. he often does multiple states in one day which makes it nearly impossible for me to get to all of them. mr. cain, what is going on in cain world today? >> well, doing what i do best -- talk. welcome back lindsey. >> interested in checking the levels quickly? >> another big element to our jobs is twitter and while we're shooting, we are also logging and transcribing the interviews and we are tweeting and we are on the phone and we're just doing a million things at once. >> thank you. >> thank you too. >> thank you. >> appreciate you being here. >> nice to meet you. >> do you have any special thanksgiving plans with your family? >> it's been a wonderful trip but it's -- we have been out for about -- for about a month, so we're anxious to get home and spend a couple of days. >> here at places where we have the best access on camera on the record. >> i am hoping to get him walking out, which is always a
good shot. i don't know. okay. that was fun. >> you know, you can look at this one or two ways. what an amazing experience or man! it's pretty tough. >> it's a lot of running around. >> that's a look at of hustling back and forth. >> good for them being behind the scenes and getting the information. >> and bringing it to us here so we thank them for all of the work they do. it's not easy one thing we can say, not easy and not as glamorous as it looks. a month before people start voting. the 2012 election also. almost a year away. everyone has to pace themselves. >> you better pace yourselves absolutely. coming up next some people think politicians are like sharks. let's not put the sharks down like that okay? >> good point. you don't want to get them angry. we will show you how brave swimmers with trying to change our minds about the predators with the big teeth. look out! >> we do mean the sharks. >> not the politicians.
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the sky is safe but how about the water? how is this for a fun idea? 24 hours film with sharks in the ocean with most protection from a cage. nothing, just you and the sharks. five swimmers in south africa will do that starting tonight and doing it in the name of science. joining us is their adviser marine biologist and shark expert, ryan johnson. thank you for joining us this morning. why undertake an experiment like this that sounds so dangerous? >> it's all about -- the shocks. we have gone around the world and talked to a lot of shark attack victims and they have a lot of perceptions why sharks attack and some of them probably not as true as people believe. we are going out there' put the tests and myths to the tests through science right here on
net wild. >> this is going to be happening, like we said on natgoe wild. you want to spell the myths. i think it probably -- if you say to one of the scientists you splash around and let's see where what the shark's reaction is i don't think i'd want to be the one called on to do that. how do you protect these swimmers that are in the water? >> you know, we have taken various measures to make sure our divers experiment is doing to be safe going to be safe. we have a cage and a helicopter on standby. the small chance something does go wrong we make sure we get them to safety as quickly as possible. >> when you say small chance something could go wrong. i think sharks are dangerous and if i saw one swimming around me i would freak out. how do you convince people that is not necessarily the reaction you need to have? >> well, the biggest thing about this show is that we are not
getting some crusty old shark divers into the water. we are getting three very pretty girls who don't have that much experience with sharks and being guinea pigs and doing the test. we hope the girls do these experiments that they, themselves, believe that they can do it safely with sharks. >> how much are you paying them to do this? i mean, how do you convince like you said these pretty girls to swim with the sharks? why are they doing it? are they nervous? >> no. these girls love sharks and have for many years and see this as a great opportunity for them to contribute to changing people's perceptions of sharks. >> so what is it? i mean, why is there this perception that sharks are so dangerous to humans? you say it's not the case. why is that? >> it goes back a long time in our history. "jaws" came out in the 1970s and that, for some reason captured the imagination of the world. ever since then sharks have
been recognized or identified as man-eaters and what people see sharks as and it's a big road back from there and why we are trying to go. take one small step to show what sharks are really about. there are things can you do in the water that is responsible and irresponsible but we really believe that education is the key. >> ryan i'm swimming and i'm down in florida. all of a sudden, this pack of sharks comes up on me. what should i do? >> you know, if you see a shark in the water, i would say enjoy it. 99% of the time the shark will circle around you and have a look at you and then swim off. every now and then if the shark does have an interest in you, the worst thing is swim away. you want to face the shark and let them know that you're there and you see them and then you're going to be pretty safe. >> ryan, thank you very much. best of luck to you with this experiment, okay? shark attack experiment live on natgoe live. we will be right back.
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it is now five minutes after 8:00. we are doing real well for the last friday in november, that includes a reduced or subdued rush as you see there, sharon will have the latest on it after marty weather. >> the forecast is pleasant, low 40s right now, going for a high of about 63 degrees this day. plenty of sun in the air. it it is just going to -- if you liked yesterday you are really going to like today. send it over so sharon gibala right now wjz tv traffic control, good morning. >> good morning. the parking lots don't seem to be full.
two accidents working. 70 eastbound past 29, another in harper road at connolly road. on the beltway speeds in the high 50s and low 60s, so obviously no delays there. there is a live look outside at 97 at 100, problem free. there is the northwest side, a beautiful sunrise there. back over to you. >> with stores opening late last night and earlier this morning, the typical rush of black friday turns out to be calmer at this hour at any rate. here is andrea fujii with the story. >> reporter: there are not the big crowds like we seen in previous years because they opened earlier. >> the past several years k- mart has been opening on thanksgiving day for our customers to come and shop and get that early jump on their christmas shopping. >> reporter: stores still expect lots of sales today. about 34% of consumers plan to
shop on black friday, up 3% from last year. for local shoppers that are braving the crowds it is all about strategy and many are now using smart phones to shop on- line, even while in a store. one app experts recommend, google shopper. location based apps like 4 square are also a favorite for finding limited time offers. don, back to you. >> thank you very much. the governor is one person who won't be out shopping today because he is leaving for a trade mission to india, he will leave with more than 100 others. stops in new delhi and mumbai are planned as well as others. stay with us. up next what you can expect to find on store shelves if you head out on this black friday, that includes a
welcome back to the "the early show." i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. 'tis the season for shopping and black friday bargain hunters have been out in full force. coming up we will find out how much the average shopper plans to spend this year and look at the top items on people's wish lists. >> they might include video games. coming up we will look at the ma have games of the season for children of all ages from sesame street to the latest call of
duty game. "call of duty" expected to be the best selling game of the year. >> better than most movies. >> it is incredible what a video game can do for your company. all this week in london a judge has been holding hearings on britain's phone-hacking scandals. >> on thursday "harry potter" author j.k. rowling told how tabloid reporters frightened her and cbs news correspondent charlie d'agata is in london. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: at one point, j.k. rowling said she wish she had a cloak of invisibility to hide from reporters. although the hacking scandal prompted this inquiry. she may have risen from obscurity to become one of the richest women in the world but j.k. rowling could never be described as publicity shy but an army of photographers camped
out in her front yard made her furious. >> there were two particularly bad periods where it really like being under siege or being a hostage. after the birth of each of my subsequent children for a week, it was impossible for me to leave the house. >> reporter: the trouble began soon after the publication of her first potter nolfvel in 1997. one journalist stuck a note inside her daughter's schoolbag. >> it's difficult to say how angry i felt my 5-year-old daughter's school was no longer a place of, you know complete security from journalists. >> reporter: actress siena miller former girlfriend of actor jude law said media attention made her feel paranoid and often very anxious. >> i would find mileself i was 21 at midnight running down a
dark street on my own with ten big men chasing me and the fact that they had cameras in their hand meant that was legal. >> reporter: she has already won $160,000 judgment against rupert murdoch's "news of the world". and now she feels terrible she wrongly blamed friends for leaking information to the papers. >> having changed my number and being pretty convinced that it couldn't have been as a result of hacking, even though that was my suspicion, i horribly i accused my friends and family of selling stories. >> reporter: former tabloid editor and cnn host piers morgan is the next to make a name. allegations he denies. >> so many big names involved here. this isn't the first time the british tabloids have been accused of crossing the line. they have a long history of doing it to get the story. so why do you think they are getting so much attention this go round? >> reporter: it was brought up
by prime minister david cameron who demanded an inquiry after revelation the "news of the world" tapped into murdered school girl's voice mails and deleted them. at that time the prime minister decided more should be done to look into these hacking allegations and to broaden that into media intrusion itself and why so many celebrities are stepping forward to air their grievances. >> charlie d'agata, thank you. let's go to terrell brown with a check of other headlines for us. in egypt tens of thousands of protesters flooded tahrir square and demanding the military government step down. there is also outrage over a report that military rulers have asked a leader from the former hosni mubarak administration to head the next government. red tape is holding up the release of three american students held in cairo accused of throwing fire bombs at police during a protest this week but now won't probably be getting
out of jail until sunday. one of the fathers is complaining about how his son is being treated. >> we wouldn't do that to ax murderers and i think it's appalling to make kids sleep on the floor. >> state department is working with egyptian authorities to bring the kids home. it appears the syria government has ignored a deadline to allow monitors into the country. syria under intense pressure to stop its crackdown on government protesters. at&t and t-mobile will try to overcome their planned merger. the federal government said it could hurt competition and lead to higher prices for 135 million cell phone customers. they say they will seek approval soon. high in the mountains east of phoenix a recovery operation is under way for the victims of a small plane crash. all six on board were killed when the plane slammed into the side of a mountain on wednesday night. the victims including pilot shawn perry and his three young children and two other men died
and no word on what caused the crash. giffords and her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly, helped serve a turkey sdirndinner at a tucson military base. >> ma'am, you're an inspiration to the community, to the base and to the nation. >> thank you. >> so thank you for your strength and your courage. it's something that a lot of our airmen down range can relate so thank you so much for coming out. >> giffords has been undergoing rehab in houston, texas. nasa launches a new mars rover mission tomorrow. the new more sophisticated is named curiosity and costing $2.5 billion to send it to mars. and bring it down safely. >> this will be the slowest, more gentle landing of all time. it's fantastic vehicle. it's got the capabilities of the other rovers didn't have. >> the new rover is designed to last about two earth years. it will travel about 600 feet
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national retail federation predicts the average consumer will spend about 704 on gifts. boosting retail sales by 2.8% over last year. . federation vice president ellen davis joins us now. where is the mind of the american consumer right now? we are spending more than last year but is that a healthy thing? >> it's healthy to see people spending. we know the last three or four years, consumers have gotten themselves into a better financial position and paid down debt and put money into savings. even though consumer confidence is low and people are concerned about things like the unemployment rate, the stock market volatileity, their own home prices, we are seeing people feel a little bit more comfortable spending this year and why we are expecting a slight increase. >> are they doing it with cash they have or on credit and the way that potentially got us into the problems we are facing right now already?
that's a great question. it seems that many americans have learned their lesson from what their spending patterns look like in 2006 and 2007 when they were relying on credit. according to our survey about 75% of americans will primarily spend with cash debit cards or personal checks this holiday season. really spending with money that they already have and not waiting for a bill to arrive in january. >> that is a good thing to hear in terms of the economic environment going forward. at least in terms of how strong the economy is and whether we are spending beyond our means. what would you say, ellen, is on people's wish list for the year ahead? >> probably the most requested gift and one of the most popular gifts this year gift cards. and an economy like this one, people like the idea of getting a gifed cardt card and get something they have their eye for a while. gift cards are extremely convenient but we also are seeing growth in a lot of other discretionary categories. jewelry and sporting goods and
home decor and toys are up this year instead of the basics like clothing and, you know, the more basic toys and small appliances. >> in terms of where people are spending their money do you think it's happening more in the brick and mortar stores or online? >> we are seeing a lot of people go to the internet both to purchase and also to research gifts, look for ideas, read reviews. but still the majority of holiday shopping is happening in brick and mortar stores. we know a lot of people are visiting a variety of different locations before they decide to buy. discounters and department stores, electronics stores and certainly the internet will all see a lot of traffic this weekend and throughout the holiday season. >> yeah. you bring up the number of locations people are visiting. they are also looking at all of these deal web sites to try to get the best price possible. how important is social media and getting the word out on the internet so retailers can get more sales this year? >> social media and web,
everything web related is huge this year. the new shopper is extremely educated. they are looking for information. they are craving information. and so they are looking at things like facebook and twitter. they are looking at group buying sites like livingsocial and groupon where before they decide where to buy. it's important extremely important going forward. >> one thing extremely important to people are jobs. are retailers creating more of them this holiday? >> retailers are expected to hire about 500,000 season workers and on top of the jobs we hired this past year. the retail supports 42 million jobs so while out spending we need to remember this is good news for the economy as well. >> ellen davis, thanks for the news today. we really appreciate it. >> thank you. >> and coming up next. >> overnight. >> you're shopping?
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if you're heading out today to kick off your holiday shopping and you've got kids on your list you're probably on the hunt for video games. last year, the industry brought in more than 18 billion dollars in sales. that's billion with a "b." with new releases hitting the shelves adults need to figure out the best and age-appropriate choices. joining us is john davidson of a cbs interactive website. so many choices for people. so parents can feel it's safer the esrb has their ratings and fully disclosed on the gaming packages. e for every. anybody seen the commercials
hears that at the end. what is your pick that is "e" for everyone? >> the families are younger kids a sesame street game out for the x-box this year and it's called "once upon a monster." a game that encourages parents to play along. you're playing in the sesame street universe and playing through the story. mom and dad and the kids can stand in front of the tv and play together and the monsters are talking to you. >> so mesmerized and you forget you're playing a game. this is the game you recommend for the young ones out there? >> yeah. particularly kids that are just getting started with video games. even 4 and 5-year-olds can get their hands around this pretty well. >> awesome. next the legend of zelda sky sword. >> when the content a little bit edgier. it's still very safe but they will tend to be some combat involved in these games. this is a big epic adventure
game and sword and fighting monsters. it's the latest in a franchise nintendo have been producing for years now. we all grew up playing it. this one just came out for the wii. it can take you 30 40 hours to get through this thing. >> is that enjoyable for the kids and the next stip i want that because i can sit there for 30 hours? >> a huge quest and so much to splor and explore and a ton of stuff to find in this game. >> the next rating is t for teen. your pick is golden eye 007. >> another one is based on an nintendo game successful a while ago. it's based on the movie. it's been updated further. x-box 360 and the ps3. james bond game and you're playing as james bond but daniel craig is doing voices. he is voicing bond in this. it's sort of a spy game particularly for parents that a
little worried about their kids wanting the big shooters this year and talk about that in a minute. it's a little safer and not as bloody and still running around and first person shooting game but i think for parents who are a little uncomfortable or skittish, this is maybe -- >> mild killing? >> mild killing. a way to ease your sort ofself into that comfortably as a parent as much as anything. >> good they still find james bond cool. i think james bond is where it's at. let's talk about what you were talking about. this receives "m" for mature. you talk about having the entire world buzzing. this is making big-time money and that is "call of duty" "modern war fare 3." this is bigger the movie openings. >> they said before i came out they thought it was going to be the biggest in terms of revenue the biggest event in entertainment history. and it's first weekend, i think it did $601 million in revenue it's bigger than movies! this thing, if video games has
like a movie type, you know, this is it. the "call of duty franchise" comes out every year. this is the eighth "call of duty" game coming out and one efficient year since the beginning. >> what is the draw here? >> so, i mean, there is a single player experience where you're playing through a story but the big draw is going online and playing against other people. so you're playing in teams and you're shooting each other and this team based objectives and stuff you have to go through and as well as it being a bit violent, i think some parents may be i don't know if i want you shooting but also the online environment is something that, you know, particularly you got teens that want to be on this. you have to be aware that people on the voice chat and have headsets on and cussing each other so you have to be aware of that. >> that is where it's "m" for mature. thank you and happy holidays. we will be right back. this is "the early show" on cbs.
it is for you 25 past 8:00 as we enjoy yet another very nice day start. that includes a very reduced rush this being the long holiday weekend of course, sharon well have the latest on that after marty first warning weather. >> a high temperature right around 63 degrees, mid-40s right now, a very comfortable day start. let's send it over to sharon gibala, wjz tv traffic control. hi, sharon, good morning, how is it going? >> hi marty, good morning, everyone, plenty of parking spaces available and very few accidents and no delays. 1 accident at this point 70 eastbound. the busiest parking lot has
been arundel mills. everything at and well above the posted speed limit. there is the northwest side, sun glare could be a factor, there is 97 at maryland 100. remember wjz 13 is always on so log on. >> as you just said on this black friday morning store p arking lots are less crowded, andrea fujii has the story. >> reporter: don there are not the big crowds like we have seen in previous years because many big name stores opened on thanksgiving. >> the past several years now k- mart has been opening on thanksgiving day just for our customers to be able to come and shop and get that early jump on their christmas shopping. >> reporter: but stores still expect lots of sales today. about 34% of consumers plan to shop on black friday, that is up three% from last year. for local shoppers that are braving the crowds it is all about strategy and many are now
using smart phones to shop on line, even while in a store. 1 an experts recommend google shopper, available for both iphones and an droid. location based apps like 4 square are also a favorite for finding limited time offers, don, back to you. >> thank you very much. a missing baltimore city child has been found safe, she had been missing from her home since tuesday. it is still not known where she was found or with -- or whom she was with at the time. an elderly man says he is still in a state of shock after being kidnapped. police say someone forced him into their car and drove him around to self atms to try and with draw cash, that robber is still on the loose possibly armed with a box cutter. all systems go for a new mission to mars with ties to maryland. curiosity rover is being sent to look for signs of life on
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♪ welcome back to "the early show" here on this friday morning. no one swimming in central park? everybody out shopping. >> doesn't look like thanksgiving out there. it kind of looks like summer. >> fall. >> okay thanks. i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. patrick wilson is with us this morning. there he is. he is star of "a gifted man." soon you can see him on the bringing screen with charlize theron. that new movie that is he in with charlize already getting
oscar buzz and great things about it. if you've seen the trailer, it is hilarious and talk about that coming up with patrick in a couple of minutes. you might want to look at md anderson children art project. the art project goes into calendars, cards and so on and brings in more than a million dollars a year to help sick children. we are going to hear from some of the young people who are involved in the project. m.d. anderson is one probably the greatest hospitals in the world. >> doing incredible things. >> the work down there, such great people. first, e-retailers ready to take your money on the internet. 80% of the annual online sales have been between black friday and the weekend before christmas. >> that leaves room for a lot of scam artists. here to get us ready for cybermonday and the rest of the holiday season is jennifer jolly tech lifestyle editor at tech dok. good to have you with us. >> good morning. >> i was reading this in the notes.
malicious mobile applications. it sounds scary. what is it and what does it do? >> it is so scary. so many of you using our mobile phones to look up coupons and banking and buy things at the checkout stand. so, of course, cybercriminals go right to what we are using and that is mobile phones. so these qr quick response codes, you scan them and they can take you to a website or a coupon or to a magazine article or right to the lapse of the cybercriminals. >> like you said it was only a matter of time before somebody did that. how do you keep yourself protected? >> get security or software protection on your smart phone, on your tablet. most people don't think twice about getting it on their computer these days. get it on your smart phone or tablet as well. also only download apps from official app stores from itunes or from the android app store. download an app to preview the qr code first. i use an app called red laser
and that will at least let you check out what that url is. what that web address is. if it's.exe or don't go to it. >> you do have these people who prey on you via social media like facebook and twitter because they know the retailers are going that way so they jump in the act and it's not legit. >> like this coupon you'll get 50% off here. or two free plane tickets. this cheesecake factory made the rounds and millions. people sucked into this one and no fault of the stores or the cheesebake factory but it's saying one of the red flags with that one is saying like this. or download this app. those are big red flags. it's against facebook policy to make you like something to get something. so that's one of the biggest warnings that tit for tat.
share this with your friends and we will give you this in return. >> cheesecake factory is guilty of a lot of things. portion control but not that advertisement. >> not that. >> again, if you're involved in the whole facebook thing, how do you avoid these things because so many people click on likes. >> if it looks too good to be true, it is. you're not going to win an ipad right now. you're not going to win two free plane tickets. don't share your private information, no matter what. use the direct link to the company site so if it takes you off to this other weird site don't go to the dark alleys of the internet. >> don't do it. >> you talk about that with retailers, but banks are getting in on the act or not banks but people are pretending to be banks. they are shipping alerts that are fake shipping alerts people should be watching for. >> you're getting text messages on your smart phone your account has been compromised, call this number immediately. you call that number and they want you to provide your bank
account number. don't do that! the same thing, u.p.s. download this packing slip and we will send you something. don't click the links and don't call the numbers you give. call your bank directly and don't, for the love of everything, don't give out your personal information to these strangers! >> finally how about these coupons and give-aways. is it another element if it's too good to be true ignore it? >> absolutely. you're not going to get a free iphone 4s and you're not. get over it. you're not. test and keep an ipad3. are you kidding me? >> wake up people! >> you will not be the first to know about an ipad3. that's right. so, again, i go back to that use software with browsing protection and get some protection. mcafee, others out there, get software protection and check the site's url.
if it's fishy, don't go there. >> jennifer, appreciate it. everybody is trying to get out early to get the deals the stores but if you go online -- >> if it's too good to be true, it is. here is terrell brown at the news desk with a final check of today's other headlines for us. keeping with that theme. the black friday shopping craze under way this morning and kicking off the official start to the holiday shopping season. they predict 152 million will shop over the next three days and expects 466 billion. great news for retailers. many of them get up to 40% of their annual revenues from holiday sales. central oklahoma was hit with another earthquake. a small quake, magnitude 3.7 struck near prague east of oklahoma city. federal officials ordered airlines to remove the emergency oxygen masks from airplane lavatories. the concern the oxygen could be
used to start a fire. aircraft makers are working to develop a more secure system but that could take 2 to 4 years. hopefully you don't neat oxygen in a restroom. a kitty in southern california is recovering after a police rescue. the tiny kitten got trapped inside a plastic pipe next to the street. they spent hours trying to get it out. finally they created a good morning, temperatures right now are in the mid-40s. a beautiful day start. if you like yesterday you are really really going to like today. forecast goes for a high of 63 degrees, plenty of sunshine, mild for sure. the normal daytime high is 55. overnight tonight clear, 39 is your low. tomorrow another beautiful day, sunshine for the area how about
this has been going on for a long time now. more talks this weekend to end the nba lockout which has now lasted nearly five months. the season that should have started a month ago is in jeopardy. >> it's not just players who aren't getting a paycheck. as john black stone reports, the ripple effects goes much deeper in some cities. >> reporter: without professional basketball what is it like in this town now? >> you know, it's kind of depressing. >> reporter: welcome to portland, oregon without the trail blazers. timothy daley runs a sports bar named after the year the blazers last won a championship, 34 years ago! but fans remain loyal, he says and the nba lockout hurts. what would this look like in here on a game night? >> you'd have a full bar. people standing behind the stools. all of the tables full. >> reporter: it's a scene repeated across the country that
especially noticeable in cities with just one major sports team. portland fans have no one else to root for. >> they have been a part of our sports fabric for over 40 years. and there is a huge vacuum right now without them playing. >> reporter: in portland trail blazers are larger than life presence and the lockout has left this city even gloomier than it's weathered. it's also taken an economic toll. >> this all trickles down to real people as well? >> it really does. it's the waiters and waitresses at the bars and restaurants and the taxi cab drivers and vendors that sell cotton candy in the arena. >> reporter: and clement uduk works as an usher at blazer games for $11 an hour. small change but it means a lot to someone hoping to attend law school. we got a lot of rich owners and a lot of rich basketball players. >> right.
>> reporter: and then guys like you. >> yeah. and, unfortunately, in the world of bigger better more the lesser little none don't have a voice or don't get seen. >> reporter: it's especially tough when the blazers are the only game in town. is it as well then like sort of the heart of portland on to stop beating? is that a way to put it? >> that's actually really good. >> reporter: without basketball the northwest winter will be longer than ever. john blackstone cbs news portland. if the players and owners can work out a deal by monday a shortened season would begin by christmas. now here is chris. emmy and golden globe nominated actor patrick wilson stars in the cbs drama "agifted man" as a brilliant surgeon trying to change his life. >> you got a patient for me boss? >> i got a lady with the flu and kid with pink eye. but first i'd like you to take a look at a school teacher, julia. chief complaint, sore throat.
temp of 101. her strep test just came back negative. >> sounds like viral meptings.ningitis. what is the big deal? >> she is confused. we are going to talk about your busy live the next couple of minutes. good to see you. >> great to see you. >> for the people that aren't familiar with the show let's talk about the show. you are this i want to say arrogant but probably a safe word to describe you. >> safe. >> safe arrogant neurosurgeon who only works with the have's and now working with the have not's. why the change? >> in the first episode, i run into my ex-wife who i soon thereafter figure out has died a few weeks prior to that and so i'm wondering if this is the spirit or this ghost or my subconscience and she used to run this free clinic so part of her making me a better person is sort of me dealing and treating patients that i didn't have the opportunities that my patients typically do. so you have this real balance of the very fortunate ones who have
all of the money and can get the high tech service and then those that really need it. so it's unfortunately too prisoned with the state of health care. >> i was going to say, you can talk about the have's and have not's but does it open your eyes to what it's like out there for people who are not wealthy? >> it does and certainly being in new york and watching hospitals close, e.r.s close and how it affects everyone. we don't try to put the show on a pedestal this is about health care but you can't help but look at the parallels, especially with the state of who deserves this kind of care that everybody should get the same kind of care. so it is very apropos to what is going on. >> we did an informal poll with viewers about the show and they want to know about a love interest. i said i would ask that question and -- >> i have a feeling you will. >> let's do it. is it safe the one we saw in the
clip be a potential love interest down the road? >> we found out a few weeks ago that she has a husband on the show. so something -- we don't want to cross any boundaries. michael is single. >> we will leave it at that. >> you never know. >> got to keep watching. talking a movie generating quite a bit of buzz. i saw the trailer for it and it looks hilarious. >> it is. >> i always screw her name up but charlize theron? >> yes. >> tell the people a little bit about this. >> the couple who teamed up and jason has done some amazing films in the short career he's had, and charlize of course is oscar winning actress and pat oswalt is fantastic. >> "the fan." eye yeah exactly. it's a very dark comedy about sort of the most unlikable woman that comes back to her high school to woo her ex-boyfriend
away from his marriage which, of course, must be awful and in turn, it's me. and it's not. i have a very happy simple life. so you see she's a very destructive person and all joking aside, what is remarkable about the role and charlize is she keeps sort of spiralling downwards and you keep not wanting her to screw up and she does. it's a comedy i love where people are going, gosh get her away from me and some think it's hilarious. >> the truth you love her or hate her. talk about a fun topic. i know i'm the same age as your brother. we are all huge van halen fans. i know you guys have a little band together. the title is van wilson? >> yes. >> we have a little clip for you. >> you certainly do! look at that! yes! >> when did you guys decide to put this band together? you just play van halen songs? >> no, we branch out into other
eye '80s rock. >> even sammy hagar? >> no. >> you give me five! >> no no. >> you got to keep it real with david lee. >> no listen. i'm a singer first and i love me some sammy too. no, we have a good time. >> i would be remiss if i didn't mention this your brother and father are both news anchors. >> they are. >> down in tampa. >> they are, they are, they are. >> did you just feel growing up with them that you had to take fame to a stratosphere? >> no come on. you know, it's funny. also local news in the '70s and '80s when i grew up when there were only three or four channels on the tv anyway the sheer numbers of people that watched your dad every night on tv was pretty remarkable so i just got used to every time you went out, somebody came up and acted like they knew your dad. so it's a great thing. i love it. >> way to go as far as trumping them up. you took it to a whole new
level. mr. box office, thank you very much. >> no [ sue ] wow! i've been so looking forward to this. when my asthma symptoms returned my doctor prescribed dulera to help prevent them. [ male announcer ] dulera is for patients 12 and older whose asthma is not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine like an inhaled corticosteroid. dulera will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. dulera helps significantly improve lung function. this was shown over a 6 month clinical study. dulera contains formoterol which increases the risk of death from asthma problems and may increase the risk of hospitalization in children and adolescents. dulera is not for people whose asthma is well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. once your asthma is well controlled
if you're looking to build a little holiday spirit on this thanksgiving weekend, one of america's top cancer hospitals can help you. >> debbye turner bell has an inspiring story of children helping children. >> reporter: for 12-year-old bandar art is about infinityily more than expression. it's about triumph in the face of adversity. >> i had a nongerm cell brain
tumor. i really have to get about this close. about this close to really see it. but that works for me. >> reporter: at houston's m.d. anderson hospital the children's art project began in 1973 as a way for sick kids to be creative and escape the realities of their disease. so this is children's art? >> it is. it's all over the hospital and it's -- >> reporter: executive director shannan murray says an art auction to funds the children's project in the pediatric cancer ward has now grown into a million dollar enterprise. this year, we are giving $1.25 million back and that will touch almost 26,000 patients. ♪ >> reporter: her program's formula? artwork created by children diagnosed with cancer has turned into merchandise like cards, ornaments, calendars, and mugs. >> $37.89. >> i got two shirts one for me
and one for my sister-in-law and i already bought eight packages of christmas cards so i bought one more! >> reporter: proceeds from the sales fund an in-hospital school, summer camp and even college scholarships. so what is it like to be a college student now? >> it's fun. it's amazing. >> reporter: megan is one of though recipients. 11 years ago she was fighting for her life at m.d. anderson. her project became holiday greeting cards. >> i never thought my art would be published, but it's a really good feeling. >> reporter: today, megan is on her way to becoming a pediatric oncologist. >> there is three little claws just like that okay? they inspire me every day to come and do what i do. every day. look at the worry in his eyes. >> reporter: leon benavides has been a hospital art project
teacher for 12 years. >> i hope the class gives them an opportunity to forgot about what they are going through every day and give them a time to relax and get their mind off their treatment and hopefully smile and just relax. >> it all started when i was 2. >> reporter: when you were 2? your whole life? >> yes ma'am. >> reporter: courtney's cancer treatment blossoms in vibrant hues. >> i want to help people the way they helped me. >> reporter: so the cycle of art and hope continues. what does your art say about you? >> cancer can do a lot of things. there is one thing that cancer can't could is take away joy. >> i'm enjoying mountains and looking at that place and looking at it. >> reporter: wow! so your art sort of takes you somewhere else? >> yeah. >> reporter: children facing one of life's greatest challenges continue to help other young cancer patients. one creative inspiration at a time. >> i really hope that i can just make a difference in a lot of
children's lives, you know? i had a lot of people make a difference in mine so i hope i can do the same for them. >> reporter: debbye turner bell cbs news houston, texas. >> the m.d. anderson children's art project has raised $29 million to help diagnose kids with cancer and also find out more about this go to the project website and the merchandise, go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. >> i used to live down in houston a number of years. i had a number of experiences not only at the hospital with events but some of the doctors and the volunteers and people down there just one of the greatest hospitals like i said in the world. they do such great work down there and to see the smiles on those kids's faces, incredible. keep up the good work. have a great weekend, everyone. catch rebecca back here tomorrow morning. have a great day. your local news is next.
at five minutes before 9 toil sunny blue skies and brisk. i feel paid back for what took place earlier in the week. marty is in the first warning weather center. >> for as bad as it was early in the week it is that good. temperatures now almost 50 degrees, mild, plenty of sun, 63 this afternoon. tonight clear, 39 is your overnight low, tomorrow another gorgeous day with a high of 66. a chance of a shower late saturday. a much better chance -- excuse me, late sunday. a much better chance overnight sunday into monday. notice the downturn in temperatures, a big cold front coming through the area. we are going to drop 20 degrees between tomorrow and wednesday. we are going from 10 above normal to 10 below normal with
that 66 and 46, today and tomorrow beautiful, get you some me time, enjoy, don, take it away. >> they are cashing on bargains but things are different this year. andrea fujii has the story. >> reporter: there are not the big crowds because many big name stores opened on thanksgiving. >> k-mart has been opening on thanksgiving day just for our customers to come and shop and get that early jump on their christmas shopping. >> reporter: but stores still expect lots of sales today. about 34% of consumers to shop on black friday, that is up three% from last year, for local shoppers braving the crowds it is about strategy and many are using smart phones to shop on line even while in a store, one an experts recommend, google shopper available for both iphones and android, location based apps like 4 square are also a favorite for finding limited time offers, back to you.
>> thank you. a day off giving thanks turn egg into a day off mourning following a car crash at a home depo, investigators say a car plowed into 6 men standing in the parking lot. 1 later died, investigators believe the driver passed out. a missing child has been found safe. she had been missing since tuesday, it is still not known where she was found or whom she was with. an elderly man in montgomery county says he is still in a state of shock. police say someone forced him into his car and then drove him around to several atms to with draw money, the person who did it is still on the loose possibly articled with a box cutter. the ravens come out on top in the so-called har bowl or bro bowl. they faced each other last night. john and the ravens were able